9.137 - Sunset happy hour

21 years old, distilled 23rd April 1996, 59.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 165 bottles, dram price E

SMWS 9.137 - Sunset happy hourThe nose has kiwi fruit, danish pastries, and hints of leather tobacco pouches. The mouthfeel is decent, with a little cling. The body has danish pastries and then ginger and a sudden spike of cinnamon towards the finish, which is long and full of cinnamon and sultanas.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose gains exotic wood - sandalwood, rosewood - and some orange notes. The body gains tobacco leaves and cinnamon - much more cinnamon!The finish gains tea creates.

Almost a little too much spice with water, but still very drinkable - for watching sunsets with friends.